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 Do-It-Yourself Procedures

I've written the following procedures for fellow BMW 8-series enthusiasts. They document my experiences and are carefully written, but are to be used at your own risk.

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Multifunction Steering Wheel Retrofit 91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Steering Wheel Retrofit & Upgrade
(written for 3-Series, but applicable)
91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Bluetooth Integration 91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Heater Control Valve Troubleshooting 91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Seat & Trim Removal 91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Alarm Siren Replacement 96-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Armrest & Double Cup Holder 91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Center Cup & Coin Holder 91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Steptronic Shift Pattern Reversal 96-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Headliner Replacement Notes 91-97 8 series VIEW PRINT
Sunroof Rebuild 91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Sunroof Simplification 91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Homelink Mirror/Module Retrofit 91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Factory-Look Audio Upgrades
(written for 3-Series, but applicable)
91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT
Real World 8-Series Buying Guide 91-97 8-Series VIEW PRINT

 Documents/Downloads

The following helpful 8-Series documents are in PDF format only. To view, simply click the appropriate link (opens in new window). To save on your computer, right click on link and select "Save Link As.."

8-Series Repair Manual
(11/94, last official version, 136MB)
91-97 8-Series LINK
8-Series Electrical Troubleshooting Manual
(wiring diagrams and component locations, 20MB)
95-97 8-Series LINK
8-Series IHKA (Climate Control) Manual
(from official literature, 1.5MB)
91-97 8-Series LINK
Radio: CD43 Manual
(scanned copy, 0.7MB)
91-97 8-Series LINK
Thule Roof Rack for 8-Series
(DIY modification, 1.1MB)
91-97 8-Series LINK